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2-12-2011 @ 8:28PM
I never realized that arcane mages could kite so well until I saw just how awesome Nether Vortex (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=86209) is. Seriously. Blast, run, blast, run, blast, run. With a melee-based opponent, it's like the world's greatest game of keep-away, and you don't have to do anything you wouldn't normally do.I was going to say "except for the occasional rude gesture", but I think that falls under stuff we normally do.Also: I hit level 85 with my arcane mage last night. This is the mage I started playing thanks entirely to this column. And I still love the hell out of the spec. Thank you, Mr. Belt, for not only opening my eyes to such an awesome class but for continuing to point out on a weekly basis how much awesome the class truly contains. Rock on, Archmage Pants. We Who Wear Dresses And Kill Things bow to your wisdom.
2-12-2011 @ 8:54PM
Throw an arcane barrage in there for extra damage. Or an ice lance just to annoy them. Fire blast for a bit more damage. Lots of things to do on the run.Oh yeah and then POM-AB for more movement.
2-14-2011 @ 7:35PM
Fire is actually pretty fun to kite with, too. glyphed Blast Wave gives a wonderful ranged aoe daze, which is amazing. Between that and the fact that fire mages can do almost 90% of the normal damage numbers while running at full speed, kiting as fire is a breeze (provide that you have enough room to maneuver).I am also a fan of using CoC followed immediately by blink to stay away from whatever I'm kiting. Between that and Blast Wave, kiting for Ascendant Lord Obsidius is actually pretty painless.
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